• Jorge Ibrain Figueira Salluh

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    Department of Critical Care and Graduate Program in Translational Medicine D’OR Institute for Research and Education, Brazil

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  • Top Five Priorities for a New ICU Director During the First Year

    • 19/04/2021

    During the first year, the ICU director should take a snapshot of the ICU situation and invest time and resources to acquire good and real data that will drive priorities of care and management. After that, implementation of basic protocols and creating a programme to engage and protect the staff against burnout should be considered. Finally, we suggest integrating research and educational activities...

  • A COVID-19 Dashboard: Data Analytics to Aid Resource Allocation in Int

    • 19/05/2020

    In this article, we focus on clinical and practical application of current available cloud-based data analysis to track and benchmark in real-time suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases, resource use and availability. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to intensive care units (ICU) due to the surge of severe cases of pneumonia posing great...

  • Data-driven management for intensive care units

    • 14/03/2019

    This article focuses on the clinical and practical application of current available cloud-based data analysis to benchmarking in real-time and to optimise clinical care in the ICU.   Introduction   The ICU is a highly technological environment where each patient data generates thousands of data-points per day. However, most of this data is usually wasted thus missing the opportunity of

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    What is the Role of Benchmarking for Intensive Care?

    • ICU
    • 31/07/2017

    Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs...

  • Critical Care in Brazil

    • 27/09/2016

    Brazil is the largest country in South America, and ranks fifth in the  ‏list of the most populous countries, with a population of approximately ‏209 million people (84% urban). It is a large country with ‏many challenges that affect the healthcare sector, such as economic ‏inequalities, and the demographic transition with an ageing population ‏(>10% older than 60%), the result of diminishing birt

  • Patterns of CRP-Ratio Response to Antibiotics - Clinical Implications

    • 15/08/2013

    Patterns of CRP-Ratio Response to Antibiotics – An Innovative Concept After prescription of antibiotics, the evaluation of the patient clinical response as well as the assessment of resolution of the infection relies on the monitoring of the same criteria used for clinical diagnosis. Therefore, following datasuch as temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, white cell count,...

  • Biomarker Guided Antibiotic Therapy: What’s New?

    • 11/03/2016

    The aim of the present review is to summarise the current evidence for the use of biomarkers in facilitating therapeutic decision-making by guiding and tailoring the prescription and the duration of antibiotic therapy. The main benefits of this strategy are a potential reduction of antibiotics overuse in critically ill patients. Overuse of antibiotics and its consequences represent a big challenge...

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